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|Tonnerre de Zeus (a CCI woodie) is not only the best coaster in the park, but also one of the Europe's best-ranked wooden coasters. OzIris is the major steel coaster in the park, not the strongest B&M, but still a fun invert. Then, there is also Goudurix. Enthusiasts do not like this Vekoma. Unfortunately the French do like it, causing long lines. Also, try to ride the low-capacity bobsled coaster (Trace du Hourra) early in the day; it's a lot of fun. Vol d'Icare provides a couple of unexpected pops of air if you don't hold on. Pegase Express provides unique launches in a family coaster. |
Besides the coasters there are four water rides for the hot days (flume, splash boat, rapids, and spinning raft ride). Two attractions not to be missed are the lengthy dark ride (Transdemonium) and Le Defi de Cesar. Le Defi de Cesar (by Mack) is one of the best themed and most interactive Mad Houses.
|The park has many stands offering sandwiches and hot dogs for those on the go. About a half dozen sandwich shops offer additional sandwiches and crepes. It is always good to try a crepe when in France. There are additional sit-down restaurants, some with counter service, some buffet, and some with full table service. The pizza at Caius Pizzarium is very good. Pizza is prepared to order so expect a 30-minute wait. |
|Always check the official park schedule, but the park is generally open on most days from April through August, weekends in September/October, the week before Halloween and the last two weeks of the year.|
|Established Seasonal events|
|The park's Halloween event runs for only two weeks at the end of October.|
|Access & Location|
30 km North of Paris. A1 Paris/Lille motorway, direct exit Parc Astérix between #7 and #8.
Shuttle-bus service is available from the Louvre or De Gaulle Airport.
Direct Paris / Parc Astérix Shuttle Bus - From the Louvre museum
99, rue de Rivoli - coach park -"Palais Royal" metro station.
Regular Aéroport Charles de Gaulle / Parc Astérix shuttle Bus -
Departure every 30 minutes, at the bus station (platform A3).
|L'Hôtel des Trois Hiboux is Parc Asterix' on-site property. Partner hotels can be found on the park's website: |
|Virtual Queue Options|
|The Rapidus Pass allows priority boarding on 6 attractions|
|The park has three different shows with actors in addition to a dolphin/sea lion show. Although not a traditional show, there is an area where live artisans create their wares.|
|Parc Asterix is themed around a French comic book hero (Asterix) who helps thrwart Roman advances against ancient Gaul (France).|
You enter the park through a main street area that is lined with shops with decorated facades to simulate the Roman Empire era. All throughout the park the adventures of Asterix dominate the theming.
The lineup consists of mostly family-oriented rides, a couple of shows, and a live artisan area where craftsmen makes their wares. It is a fun place for a family to spend the day.
From a thrill standpoint, there is only two major coasters, but a few of the other rides have unique characteristics.
Rude guests could be a problem but that seems endemic to the French park goers attitudes.